Quad-core Hisense Mira phone hands-on

We got some hands-on time with the new range of Hisense Mira Android phones today at this year’s Sino CES show.

Qingdao based Hisense have been making some important moves over the past few months to really bolster their Android device range. They already have a very competitive range of Android smart TV’s and their tablets are taking on rival brands $ for $ spec for spec! The only weak link is their smartphone range, but even this is getting better.

The Mira is a based on a 5-inch OGS screen built in to a high-quality 8.7mm plastic chassis which allows access to the battery, dual SIM slot and Micro SD card. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean runs on a quad-core MT6589 1.2Ghz processor and we assume at least 1GB RAM (however no one we asked was really sure), plus an 8 mega-pixel rear camera. The Mira name comes from the phone’s built in Miracast function allowing you to mirror what your phone is showing on your Android enabled smart TV.

We got to see the red and black versions of the phone at the show, both of which felt surprisingly well made and quite light considering the size of the phones! In fact the Mira is possibly one of the better made phones we have had in our palms this year!

More news from Sino CES coming later.

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